À visage découvert

01 Apr - 20 Apr 2021
Collective exhibition
Thursday 01 April 2021

Paris is in need of art… After the museums, the galleries are now prevented from exercising their activity normally. But the world capital of galleries is teeming with ideas and initiatives. At the heart of this ecosystem, the merchants of the rue des Beaux-Arts have decided to turn their heads: taking into account the health recommendations, they have joined forces to offer passers-by an exhibition of museum quality, accessible every day of the week.

The Saint-Germain-des-Prés district is historically home to an unparalleled concentration of cultural brands. Contrary to other areas of the capital, the galleries flourish there in the open, allowing walkers to enjoy masterpieces visible from the street!

Bringing together more than twenty signs, the À visage découvert exhibition takes place in the windows of the galleries, visible from the outside.

Around this unifying theme, the face as an expression of humanity laid bare, from the shamanic mask of the Breton collection to the self-portrait of Marina Abromovic, the galleries offer an eclectic and stimulating tour, reflecting the specialties that are gathered in this historic street: contemporary art, modern art, graphic arts, primitive arts, design, antiques …

Located at the end of the street, the École des Beaux-Arts naturally joins the event, in keeping with the dynamic logic of the neighborhood, and joins the galleries of St Germain-des-Prés in a fruitful urban dialogue, offering its famous welcome hut to a student. At the invitation of the galleries, the creator Jean-Charles de Castelbajac invests with fantasy the walls of the street, tracing with chalk angelic faces that surprise the walker, in the recess of a porch or on an electrical cabinet …

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